In this episode, Shawn and Ross take stock of some of the major announcements of I/O, Google’s annual developer event. including how it has answered Apple’s privacy challenge, its latest AI advances, and its new Android device announcements. Our Lightning Round takes on Facebook’s breakup argument, Blue Origin’s literal moonshot, and Redfin’s direct home sales. And our Startup of the Week tackles fake news with machine learning.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross feel the love as they discuss the sudden reconciliation between Apple and Qualcomm’ just as its court case was getting underway and the role Intel likely played along with Amazon’s and Google’s progress toward supporting each others’ video efforts. Then, the Lightning Round includes discussion of the Samsung Galaxy Fold screen issues, free music tiers for smart speakers from Amazon and Google, and Google opening up Android in the EU to new browser and search engine choices. Plus, we celebrate the launch of the podcast’s new web home at https://techspansive.com/
In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at the growth of AI in the cloud, including the announcements from the Google Next and Qualcomm AI events in San Francisco. Our Lightning Round takes on new Acer’s powerful ConceptD PCs for creators, YouTube TV’s price hike, and the launch of Apple’s podcast website in light of Spotify’s moves. Our startup spotlight looks at Gooroo, a marketplace that uses AI to match students and tutors.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at some of the early signs of momentum around Apple’s music and news services. Meanwhile, Netflix drops support for an Apple technology in what may be a sign of growing pains. Our Lightning Round takes on AirPower’s failure, Alexa earbuds and the quick end of Google’s ethics board. Finally, our new startup spotlight looks at Ouvos, crowdsourced navigation for bikes and scooters.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross break down the premium video strategies of Apple and Google in a saturating field and look at the state of mixed reality as Magic Leap launches. Plus, LG’s G8 ThinQ, the WSJ in Apple News+, and McDonald’s big data play.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross take on the recent Apple announcements, including:
- the significance of Apple’s new hardware,
- what the new Apple Card means for the future of payments,
- the company’s double-barreled entry into TV services with the new Apple TV app and Apple TV+,
- the impact of Apple News+, and
- how Apple Arcade stands to improve the state of games for consumers, developers and, of course, Apple itself.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at the dynamics at play in the competitive dispute between Spotify and Apple as well as major trends in the games market such as Microsoft’s cross-platform ambitions. Finally, in our Lightning Round, Garmin makes its Marq on luxury watches, Lyft justifies its scooter and bike push, and Google Docs makes sure kids get the message.
In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin delve into Amazon’s purchase of eero and what it means for access to Alexa. Next, we look at the promise of Apple’s services launch in March and its potential for publishers. Ross and Shawn then talk about their hometown dynamics and how they contributed to Amazon’s decision to leave New York City but stay in Virginia. Finally, no prefabricated cubicle can shield you from the excitement of the new Techspansive Lightning Round.
In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin look at the rising role of the hearable within consumer tech ecosystems and what they mean as companies such as Apple increasingly embrace services. Plus, we’ll discuss how Apple’s focus on privacy could pay off should it become a major healthcare player and some of the experiments by major and fringe smartphone vendors in advance of Mobile World Congress later this month.
In this special CES episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin analyze some of the first major stories and trends at the show, including how Apple has moved to partner with leading TV manufacturers and is spreading its message on privacy protection. Plus, sensors are improving everything from bread baking to surfing as long-awaited technologies finally materialize.